SageData is based in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
SageData have a generic electronic forms software, but for some applications it is helpful to have some configuration done in advance, and some features particularly relevant to the target application. This is one of those cases. Inspections have particular requirements. There is often a route, or sequence, which can be repeated several times a day, and a requirement to provide specific feedback to the user.
The mobile element of the electronic forms system works with a reporting module. One reporting module can work with many mobile modules. The reports module also provides functions for set-up and data storage.
The mobile element interacts with the handheld computer, which can be running CE or Android. It displays instructions to the user, and collects information provided as the inspection proceeds. It can provide supporting information, such as detailed inspection steps. It is designed for use by expert and novice inspectors.
Behind the scenes, the mobile element manages memory and storage, and communications functions required to pass data to the main data repository. It also manages log-on and protection for the data.
This software enables a variety of handheld computers to be used to help ensure that inspections are easy to conduct, and that the data collected is accurate. Records are improved, as they are maintained electronically, and are protected from data entry errors that can arise when data is transcribed from a clipboard.